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Released 2011
Distributor FilmDistrict

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn received the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Director award for his 2011 film about a stuntman who picks up extra cash as a getaway driver. An art-house action movie in the tradition of WAGES OF FEAR and ROAD WARRIOR, the film stars Ryan Gosling as the existential stunt man along with a remarkable supporting cast including Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman and Albert Brooks, who won several critic’s awards including the National Society of Film Critics for Best Supporting Actor.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History Of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, but that’s okay. He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits. The ten-part audio drama Bronzeville which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (The Game) recently wrote and sold the feature spec Trigger Warning, which is being produced by Thunder Road. Josh is the host of Trailers From Hell's official podcast, The Movies That Made Me, available everywhere podcasts are streamed and downloaded!